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What will you do when you become a member of the Educational Studies Department?

  • You will customize your college experience by gaining a teaching license or an interdisciplinary degree.
  • You will observe and work in a K-12 school from your very first education class.
  • You will work with a small cohort of students who will become supportive colleagues.
  • You will be mentored by a team of faculty that want to help you succeed.
  • You will become an educational researcher.
  • You will become a teacher-scholar for social justice.
  • You can study abroad and still graduate in 4 years.
  • You can student teach locally or in the Chicago Public Schools.
  • You can be employed and start your teaching career right after graduation.
  • You can build your resume by adding a subsequent endorsement to your degree that may include but isn't limited to reading teacher, physical education, computer science, music, world language, visual art, health, business, drama/theatre arts.
  • You can become a teaching titan and make a difference!

Leah Nillas - Chair and Associate Professor of Educational Studies

Department - Education